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Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Blood Analogues and Flow Stress Visualization for Medical Device Testing


Material Measurement Laboratory, Materials Science and Engineering Division

RO# Location
50.64.21.C0601 Gaithersburg, MD

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.


name email phone
Keith Alan Gillis 301-975-2468
Steven David Hudson 240.688.7883
Jodie Gail Pope 301.975.4586
Paul Francis Salipante 301-975-2820


Medical devices that pump blood should do so without damaging the blood. Damage may be either homolysis or thrombosis, which are both life-threatening conditions. To aid those responsible for medical device approval, we seek to develop methods to measure local stress states in benchmark constriction-flow geometries that lead to blood damage. For example, we seek improvements in flow-field imaging, flow birefringence imaging, and model fluids that replicate non-Newtonian blood rheology and that contain suitable probes. 

blood; medical devices; flow metrology; non-Newtonian flow; fluid dynamics; stress; birefringence; velocimetry; particle tracking; colloid suspension; homolysis; thrombosis


Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants


Base Stipend Travel Allotment Supplementation
$74,950.00 $3,000.00
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